Accepting Bids – 2014 U.S. Open
By Franc Guadalupe   
June 27, 2014
The US Chess Federation has reopened the Bookstore bids for the 2014 U.S. Open.  The event will take place at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, July 26 - August 3, 2014.  Bids must be submitted to [email protected] and [email protected] not later than July 5, 2014.

The US Chess Federation will:

  1. Provide adequate space for the bookstore vendor with tables and chairs.
  2. Provide the bookstore vendor with the contact name at the hotel property so they may make necessary arrangements for product delivery.
  3. Provide a US Chess Federation point of contact person at the event.
Bid should include:

  1. Per player fee or percentage of sales.
  2. Percentage of sub-vendor fees to be paid to the US Chess Federation.
  3. Any other additional concessions offered to the US Chess Federation.
The bid should acknowledge:

1.      Gift certificates issued will be charged to US Chess Federation at 80% of value.

2.      It is understood that bookstore vendor must obtain US Chess Federation approval for any sub-vendors including any book signings.

3.      Space layout design will be provided to the USCF by suspense date.

4.      The bookstore is responsible for obtaining its own electrical power and internet service from the hotel.

5.      It is the responsibility of the bookstore vendor to make arrangements with the hotel concerning the delivery or pick up of products.

6.      Pay any drayage fee associated with the bookstore.

7.      Expected arrival and departure dates for products. 

8.      Provide the USCF the bookstore point of contact.

9.      Store hours during the event to be submitted by suspense date.

10.  USCF retains the rights to contract with a T-Shirt Vendor.

Please direct all questions to the USCF Director of Events, Franc Guadalupe, [email protected]